Yesterday, All Their Troubles Seemed So Far Away, Then They Got Busted Via Webcam For Stealing

from the ticket-to-ride...-to-jail dept

A man in Dallas apparently foiled a robbery in Liverpool, England, when he logged on to view a webcam of Mathew Street, made famous by the Beatles. He noticed some men climb a ladder and smash a window of an outdoor sports store, before they went inside and started coming out with stolen goods, so he called police in Liverpool, who went down and arrested the three alleged theives. Sounds like the Neighborhood Watch by Web might be effective — now we’re just waiting for version 2.0, which marries the concept with those internet hunting sites people were so worried about a while back.

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web cams on borders

This story reminded me of the following one from BBC about Texas putting web cams on the border and asking citizens to volunteer to monitor them, looking for illegal aliens:

On another note, I just submitted a message a few minutes ago and instead of the usual “your comment has been posted” acknowlegment I got something like “your message has been flagged as potential spam and will be reviewed by a techdirt employee”. Ha! I’d like to see a story here about techdirt’s “spam filter” and what about my message flagged it as spam.

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